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GRADUATION FAB! Kerry Washington Gives Commencement Address At Her Alma Mater GWU + President Obama Tells Morehouse College During Commencement Speech, "Racism Is No Excuse For Not Excelling"

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Today was full of college graduation commencement speeches from two of everyone's fave YBFers.  Kerry Washington headed back to her alma mater of George Washington University in Washington, DC.  And President Obama became the first sitting President to give a commencement speech in the stage of Georgia since the 1930's.  And he made it memorable.

 

Check out pics and video inside...

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After graduating from GWU with a degree in Theater back in 1998, the "Scandal" star brought her new found Hollywood power back to her alma mater this morning to deliver the commencement address.  She tweeted this AM:

So honored and truly humbled to be giving the commencement address this morning at George Washington University

Oh, and we can now call her Dr. Washington.  Before her speech, Kerry received an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the University!
 

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She was spotted talking to graduates and students afterwards around campus.  And from what we hear, she had everyone star struck.  Here's video of her receiving her Honorary Doctorate and her 20 minute commencement speech to the graduates:

 

And down in Atlanta today, the pouring rain didn't stop President Obama from making his way to the prestigious HBCU Morehouse College to deliver the commencement address:

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He was seen fixing his tie (swag on 1000) after receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University.  Nice!

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He gave an amazing speech (as usual) that lasted 30 minutes telling the graduates of the all-male college that racism is no excuse for not excelling.

"As a young man, Sometimes I wrote off my own failings as just another example of the world trying to keep a black man down, but one of the things you've learned over the last four years is that there's no longer any room for excuses."

Preach!  Check out video below:

 

 

Congrats to all the 2013 Graduates!!
 

Photos: @GWPeterK's Twiter, therealkpike's Twitter, iamblessed's tumblr, Keshia Mae Jeantel

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Is this Nikkole character

Is this Nikkole character clueless? What black male graduating from college is going to complain about race when his student loan debt, sinking economy, uncertainty, health, and declining value of a diploma is more pressing. Admit that your president failed in his speech. Why do you think there's a whole culture of angry graduate backlash, who bash the ROI of degrees including The Harvard Business Review. Why didn't Obama speak more about the new economy instead of using a story of a persistent dad who graduated as a model for success. Some students are opting to take the money it would take to finish college and invest in their business and more relevant educational experience boot camps and schools. He could have at least made his speech relevant by giving hope than a grandpa's rebuke. Heck, go watch Ellen DeGeneres speech. It's a shame a gay woman had a more relevant message for black males than our stale cookie president's speech.
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First of all, congratulations

First of all, congratulations to the new graduates! I'm going to hope that your comments do not define you as a person. But these comments are something else. All I see are people relying on 1 man to make an entire race better...?! How about you start with YOURSELF: What can YOU do to make YOUR life better and make YOU a better person Better yet, what have YOU done to make the next (black) person better or your community...(Obama obviously got that memo and hence, he is the president). A comment said something about he ALWAYS gives this cookie-cutter speech about not letting race hinder you. Did you ever think it's because he reads news feeds like this all the time- the man is out there making big decisions/choices (whether right or wrong) and all ANYONE can ever focus on is race. You can't please everybody, but you can please yourself. I did catch the point Obama made (and from the looks of it, a lot of people missed it): stop letting racism be an excuse...and that's EXACTLY what all these comments did! LOL. Grown people, be accountable. What I find very ironic is that the same black people who expect more from this man and claim he isn't helping the black community get ahead, are the same ones stoning him...hmmm. Why do you think society views "blacks" the way they do... Anyway, thanks for taking this moment away from those who successfully completed their degrees. Obama has successfully proven his point :-)
NIKKOLE143X's picture

THE PRESIDENT WORKS FOR ME.

THE PRESIDENT WORKS FOR ME. HE IS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE PEOPLE. ALL THE PEOPLE. BECAUSE WE PAY HIM, AND LET HIM LIVE IN OUR WHITE HOUSE MANSION, AND RIDE IN OUR GOVT LIMOS, AND RIDE IN OUR GOVT AIRPLANES, AND WE PAY FOR SERVANTS TO WAIT ON HIM AND HIS FAMILY HAND AND FOOT WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS. LOOK AT YOUR CHECK. HOW MANY THOUSANDS WAS TAKEN OUT FOR FEDERAL, FICA, SOCIAL SECURITY??? IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO WITH ALL THAT MONEY IF YOU WERENT GIVING IT TO OBAMA, AND TRUSTING HIM TO TAKE CARE OF ALL THE PEOPLE, INCLUDING YOU, WITH IT. HE OWES US. WE PAY HIM SIX FIGURES PLUS AND GIVE, I SAID WE GIVE, HIM A GREAT RETIREMENT. WHAT THE HECK HAS HE DONE FOR US IN RETURN???? WHY THE HECK WOULD A DECENT HUMAN BEING SPEAK AT A GRADUATION CEREMONY AND TALK DOWN TO YOUNG ADULTS WHO WORKED HARD TO GET THEIR DEGREE AND SHOWED THEY ARE NOT SLACKERS? WOULD HE HAVE TALKED DOWN TO WHITE GRADUATES? HECK NO! ODRAMA AND THOSE OLD NEGROES WHO HAVE BEEN EATING OFF OF ALL THOSE STUDENTS ENORMOUS LOANS THAT WENT TO PAY THEIR SALARIES, ARE NOW TELLING THEM, WE HAVE NO OBLIGATION AT THIS COLLEGE TO HELP YOU GET EMPLOYED. THAT IS WHAT THAT DIRTY SPEECH WAS ABOUT. YOU FED US, AND NOW THAT WE HAVE YOUR MONEY IN OUR POCKETS AT THIS COLLEGE, WE HAVE NO OBLIGATION TO YOU. FIND YOUR OWN JOB, AND DONT COME BACK HERE ASKING US FOR HELP. AND THEY'RE SAYING YOU FIGURE OUT HOW TO PAY BACK ALL THOSE THOUSANDS IN LOANS YOU OWE, ALL BY YOURSELF. ANY COLLEGE THAT WONT HELP YOU FIND A JOB AFTER GRADUATION DOESNT DESERVE THE BUSINESS YOU GIVE THEM BY ATTENDING, AND IF I WERE THOSE STUDENTS, I WOULDN'T PAY A CENT ON THE LOAN UNTIL I HAVE A WELL PAYING JOB, IN MY CHOSEN FIELD, AND IF THE COLLEGE IS TO DIRTY TO DO RIGHT BY YOU, DONT PAY THE LOANS.
cassandra29's picture

Can we all come to the

Can we all come to the concensus that Obama was beating a stuffed, taxodermied horse. It meant nothing. Morehouse wasted speaker funds. It didn't prepare black men for new economies, just gave them stale cookies they've had before. And it's NOT better today than one generation ago in the workforce, but the opportunity for enterprise and environmental justice is endless. Obama failed. No more mullatoes in the White House, who care to please everybody. Black, Asians, and Gays voted for Obama over 80%. There's no way Republicans would not service their minority offshoot, The Tea Party, which are a small portion of their party. Obama has done a disservice to Black Americans overall. He's helped. But hey! Mobile charities that give food to the homeless don't exactly get them off the street. I agree with the environmentalists who supported Obama, and left disappointed. He's being pulled by puppet strings, and need to lay off the celebrity. And this Latino and immigrant love will backfire. Remember the 90's black folks. Everytime we've helped them (immigrant communities), they turned on us just like they're doing to delusion white folks who thought they were safe employees, but it backfired. They hire their own, and lock everyone else out. It's the new institutional racism, and blacks and whites will suffer.
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HEBEYOUN333's picture

Congrats to Kerry with her

Congrats to Kerry with her tripple threat self. My heart goes out to all the folks who initially & even in his 2nd term thought Obama was being elected to save the black race. Politics remains politics regardless of who is in the hot seat. Believe that.
Realist's picture

American indians dont whine

American indians dont whine they get DRUNK. They have the highest rates of alcoholism in the nation. The rest of them laugh all the way to the bank with all of their reparations casino money. AND THEY LIVE ON RESERVATIONS THROUGH SPECIAL TREATIES. THEY DONT PAY TAXES. THEY HAVE THEIR OWN GOVERNING COUNSEL. THEY ARE LIKE A SEPARATE NATION WITHIN A NATION. THE DAY AMERICAN NEGROES DONT HAVE TO PAY 1/4TH OF THEIR SALARY IN U.S. TAXES IS THE DAY WE'LL STOP COMPLAINING. THOSE INDIANS HAVE IT MADE.
cassandra29's picture

WHAT IN DA FUCK ARE YOU

WHAT IN DA FUCK ARE YOU SMOKING!?! fact: the average lifespan for most native americans is 40. native americans living on reservations are piss poor, schooling is horrendous, no hospitals or clinics on site and NO FUCKING JOBS. the majority of folks living on reservations are on public assistance - medicaid and food stamps. the suicide rate on reservations is ASTRONOMICAL. the u.s. STILL owes native americans not only a sincere apology but reparations RIGHT ALONG WITH BLK FOLKS. also, casinos are owned by tribes. individual native americans don't have and will never see casino money in their lifetime. how do i know? because i went to fucking college and did a thesis paper on the subject matter and my mother is half cherokee. STOP WRITING ABOUT SHIT YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT!!
wildlife's picture

me smoking??? with all the

me smoking??? with all the contradictions in your comments, and the fact that you basically reiterated most of what i said about rich casino indians and poor indians.it is u suspect of smoking. i hope u arent mad because your half breed mother gets nothing. Many negroes are mixed with american indians and none of us get anything. your comment about casinos owned by tribes but not the individuals in the tribe is too ridiculous to entertain. If negroes could have a smidgen of the wealth that a casino generates we'd be sitting pretty. so u dont think all the trillions generated by casinos is enough reparation? u dont think that indians are selfish and unjust when they wont share with half breed indians? seems to me that with all the casino wealth added with getting federal funds, WHEN THEY DONT EVEN PAY FEDERAL TAXES INDIANS HAVE IT WAY BETTER THAN BLACKS. Maybe you're ignorant enough to believe they pay federal taxes. Or maybe you think it is ok for them not to be taxed and still get federal benefits, but if tameka WHO PAYS TAXES GET $200/MONTH, your ignorant azz is mad. I KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT INDIANS. CHOCTAWS ESPECIALLY.
cassandra29's picture

To a degree you are correct,

To a degree you are correct, i been to those reservations and it look like a fucking 3rd world country that's been hit by a nuke!!! Crakkkas/white people fucked them over WITH NO VASELINE!!! But i respect native americans because alot of them/ "the small amount that's left" still kept their culture intact inspite of. But Goddamn if these crakkkas did that shit to me I'D BE A DRINKING MUTHA FUCKA MY DAMN SELF no need for me to lie. But the thing i hate about native people WORLD WIDE rathers it's native americans or native africans, THEY WERE TOO DAMN NICE TO EUROPEAN PEOPLE!!! Because reports have it that when european settlers FIRST GOT HERE THEY WERE EATING EACH OTHER STARVING, COLD and native americans were like WHAT THE FUCK!!!And taught them how to live off the land and ever since then they got fucked over just for being nice, them crakkkas brought everybody and their MOMMA to america and afterwards WAS ABLE TO MAKE TRIBES WAR AGAINST EACH OTHERRRRRRR. THEY DID THE SAME FUCKING THING IN AFRICA!!!!!!!!!
LetsGetIt's picture

Indian casinos are a

Indian casinos are a multi-billion dollar industry. Indian tribes are the primary regulators of Class II gaming. The IGRA requires net revenues from any tribal gaming operation are to be used for the following purposes: fund tribal government operations or programs provide for the general welfare of the Indian tribe and its members promote tribal economic development donate to charitable organizations help fund operations of local government agencies.Indians are subject to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) code and pay taxes on the same basis as any other citizen of the United States subject to minor differences. While gaming profits generated by the tribes are not taxed at the tribal level, any payments of those profits in the form of per capita payments to tribal members are considered taxable income under the IRS code. the United States Constitution gives Congress the exclusive authority over Indian affairs. Unless Congress specifically authorizes a state to apply its laws within an Indian reservation, it may not do so. Indian lands include land within the boundaries of a reservation as well as land held in trust. LOOKS LIKE THE U.S. TOOK PRETTY GOOD CARE OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN WITH THOSE CASINOS WHICH ONLY BENEFIT FULL BLOOD INDIANS, AND GAVE THEM TRIBAL LANDS AND PLACED OTHER LAND IN TRUST FOR THEM. AND YET THE FOOL ABOVE WANTS MORE REPARATIONS FOR THEM, EVENTHOUGH THEY WONT GIVE HIS HALF BREED AZZ $50 FROM ALL THOSE BILLIONS IN CASINO PROFITS. AS FAR AS THEIR SUICIDE, DRINKING, ETC., MUCH OF THAT JUST MIGHT BE FROM POOR PERSONAL CHOICES. YOU THINK???? OR ARE YOU SO DUMB YOU THINK THAT NEGROES ARE THE ONLY ONES MAKING POOR PERSONAL CHOICES????
cassandra29's picture

cosign!

cosign!
wildlife's picture

JJfad no disrespect sista....

JJfad no disrespect sista.... BUT SHUT THE FUCK UP!! The problem with alot of you Kool-Aid drinking ass negros is that you don't know history , how the fuck can you compare the BLACK STRUGGLE AND SLAVERY to anybody else IN HISTORY. No other race on the PLANET has gotten their language stolen from them, their HISTORY stolen from them, their names took, their RELIGION and way of living took, etc. And i'd expect black women to get this CAUSE GODDAMNIT BLACK WOMEN GOT IT THEEE WORSEEEE, the indians WOULD HAVE RATHER DIED AND GOT WIPED THEE FUCK OUT before they had let the white man DO THE SHIT THAT WHITE MEN DID TO BLACK WOMEN TO THEIR WIVESSS , MOTHERS, AND DAUGHTERS!!!! You have to understand when our great ancestors first got here, WHITES ALREADY HAD A SCRIPT ON HOW THEY GOING TO MANIPULATE OUR PEOPLE FOR YEARSSSSSS TO COME, psychologically!!! America was the greatest thing that ever HAPPEN TO WHITE PEOPLE, and black people were basically their way to the TOP!!!And throughout history and OBAMA KNOWS THIS, whites have done everything in their power to stop a BLACK MESSIAH "THEIR WORDS NOT MINES, look it up" from rising up and becoming powerful!!!!Because the thing about whites is that , HISTORICALLY THEY KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE AT THE FUCKING BOTTOM, EUROPE WAS THE SHITTEST PLACE IN THE WORLD TO BE BEFORE THEY CAME IN CONTACT WITH THE MOORS!!!!!They know our greatness and that at our peak IT'S NOTHING THAT CAN OUTSHINE BLACK PEOPLE problem is NEGROS DON'T KNOW HISTORY....WHITE PEOPLE KNOWWWWWW, SHITTTT IF NOT THEYYYY INNATELY KNOWWW
LetsGetIt's picture

keep educating them brother.

keep educating them brother. we'll never learn this in any college. i do know that the white spaniards suffered the greatest most oppressive slavery known to mankind, AND I HAD TO LEARN THAT FROM A WHITE friend. No negro leader is going to ever tell you anything but to give your votes to democrats who havent earned it. Obama is a sick man. There is no way he can equate the problems of today's black youth, with all that AFFIRMATIVE ACTION he had, that took his C student self to the white house. He is pathetic. He could restore affirmative action with a stroke of his pen WITH NO APPROVAL FROM CONGRESS - NONE, BUT HE wants everyone but negroes to have it easy, and how can he show his face at a black college when Jesse jackson son just said the other day, that OBAMA'S EDUCATION SECRETARY, ERNIE DUNCAN, HAS MADE IT EXTREMELY HARD FOR POOR BLACK STUDENTS TO GET COLLEGE LOANS. THAT HE PUT A STIPULATION ON THE LOAN CONTRACT THAT YOUR UNEMPLOYED PARENTS CANT EVEN HAVE BEEN LATE ON A LIGHT BILL FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS OR YOU WONT QUALIFY. Are black students, who are the last hired and first fired, supposed to rob banks to get college money. He is a pathetic excuse for a human being. He was granted hundreds of thousands of dollars in loans to complete his education, and even said that his loans didn't get paid off until his first year in the white house. Without EASY LOAN MONEY, HE'D PROBABLY BE A BEACH BUM IN HAWAII RIGHT NOW. THE FEDERAL GOVT GAVE HIM, AND MOST BLACKS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 40 AND 70 EASY MONEY TO DO AS THEY PLEASE, AND NOW HE TELLS YOU TO PULL COLLEGE MONEY OUT OF THIN AIR, AND HE DOES NOTHING.
cassandra29's picture

AND please tell us what your

AND please tell us what your a+ student self have done to help the masses of black communities. Please you all are so quick to tear him down. You don't know what he is dealing with. And you really believe in this white mans world that he is able to control the world with the stroke of a pen?yeah right. They want to link this man to corruption and impeach him so much they can taste it. And then some of our black communities is right along with them because he can't fix all of america's problems and the black communities problems in 4-5 years. If you ever got the opportunity to break down walls hopefully you will have the support of folks with the same interest having your back.I can't imagine what type of pressure this brother and his wife are under. And I hope it's worth it. Tryiing to help this country including the black community and this is the thanks he gets. wow
ICtoo's picture

WHAT liberals wishing to save

WHAT liberals wishing to save the affirmative-action system did not need was the growing realization that some of the biggest winners in race-preference schemes are not Americans at all. Consider: The prestigious University of Texas Law School maintains a minority set-aside admissions program for blacks and what it terms "Mexican- Americans." However, because the school does not inquire about citizenship, "Mexican-American" in reality means anyone of Mexican heritage who is not in the U.S. illegally. "There's no philosophical objection" to foreign nationals receiving the preference, said Stanley Johnson, who heads the schools' admission committee.As unlikely as it may sound, millions of immigrants and foreign visitors are eligible for -- and many are actually using -- affirmative-action benefits to get a head-start on U.S.-born minorities, not to mention white Americans. In effect, they are getting off the plane and moving right to the head of the line. How is this possible? In the late 1960s, it simply never occurred to government planners that there would be so many aliens in the U.S. or that so many would be considered minorities. The results can be startling. Take, for example, a company that has a goal to hire ten blacks. Nothing says these have to be African Americans, and they well may not be. All ten may be people who until now spent their entire lives in another country. Whatever the long-term fate of affirmative action, Congress and the Administration should act now to put a stop to this bizarre extension of the program. A mere paragraph or two of legislation and a short executive order could end affirmative action for immigrants -- the entitlement nobody planned and hardly anyone wants
cassandra29's picture

And the sad part is white

And the sad part is white privileged Latinos from places like Mexico and Argentina, and Africans, who have no needs, are taking advantage of something they didn't sow. I somewhat respect the poor border-crossers who work their way up---even though they neither sowed---than uppity middle class transports who haven't a clue. There were plenty Gen-X or younger black entrepreneurs who could have gave a more relevant speech. Latinos are telling Obama that he owes them, and this nut answers their Benedict Arnold beck and call. What about the 93%? Hmmmm
BealieveIt's picture

You fools coming here talking

You fools coming here talking about he don't help black people. Yet the first intelligent and cofindent and strong black man becomes president of the USA and all you can do is talk about what he hasn't done for black people(tearing another black man down). Do you have any idea how hard that job is and how much is on his shoulders. If he were only to help the black community there for sure would never be another black president. And what good would it do for him to only help the black community. If blacks owns businesses and no other races had money to patronize those businesses you would not go anywhere. He can't just help the black community. Helping the whole country is the only way. The black community issues goes well beyond one black man (the first black president). He is giving you fools some game. He is not saying that blacks don't deal with racism. Including himself and his wife. He is saying keep it moving inspite of. You don't know don't how many people are excelling inspite of cancer, domestic violence and etc. Not all but some of us use excuses to not progress. Get your heads out of your asses.
ICtoo's picture

Sista we get what he's

Sista we get what he's saying!!!! Thing is HE'S ALWAYS TELLING US to get over something and excell INSPITE OF. But he never tell any other group of people THAT DEMANDS THAT HE DOES SOMETHING FOR THEM , he never gives them that KEEP IT MOVING MESSAGE. Matter afact he goes out his way to give them the right speech and help them by passing laws. Everybody looks at black people and when we ask for something IT'S ALWAYS TOO MUCH , we not deserving of it. We should just somehow all of a sudden just work together and get shit in order, Obama is ones of the most INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE BLACK COMMUNITYYYYY , HIS presence alone could make black people change let alone his creating something for us COULD DO SOMETHING EVEN BETTER FOR BLACK PEOPLE!!! Most of our people look at obama as God, my moms and people in the black community for yearssss hated the gay lifestyle BUT WHEN OBAMA ,GAVE THEM RIGHTS AND VOUCHED FOR THEM nothing was said at all by them and they KEEP SUPPORTING THAT BROTHA. So come on now, nobody is telling obama to EXCLUSIVELY JUST DEAL WITH BLACK ISSUES, we saying atleast ACKNOWLEDGE WHAT'S GOING ON, OUT SITUATION, AND HELP US DEAL WITH IT. Black people didn't just wake up and was at the fucking bottom NO IT WAS A PROCESS and racism was one of the biggest problems we've had while in america that stopped us from being at our greatest potential.
LetsGetIt's picture

sorry to tell you this, but

sorry to tell you this, but old negroes are selfish negroes. they foolishly think they have gotten even with the white man for his transgressions just because they really believe that their few votes put him there. getting even is more important to them than their grandchildrens's future. but the sad part is that they didnt win anything with him, but their pathetic pride refuses to allow them to mouth THAT THEY REALLY LOST EVERYTHING WITH HIM IN BLACK FACE ONLY. Young people should not even vote until they have taken a civic class, learned what the issues are, and learned how to pick the RIGHT candidate that will support them in return for their vote. Next time young people, dont even allow your older relatives to tell you what to do. They have their social security check, they know that he cannot cut that off, so having a lame duck in the white house doesnt hurt them as much as it does you. Next time you vote, go on the govt websites, and see how the candidate voted on issues that affect YOU, then cast your vote, and keep it private. Dont even discuss it with selfish old negroes. DON'T! this is your life. only you will suffer the consequences of putting the wrong person in govt.
cassandra29's picture

"Getting even is more

"Getting even is more important to them than their grandchildrens future." That's our problem right there!!!!If the older generation would have thought about economics and their grandchildren in the future, instead of sitting next to a white man and shitting on the same toilet we'd be in a better position!! We love white people too damn much and the problem is we want to be EQUAL , when nobody else WANTS TO REALLY BE EQUAL they just sell black people that bullshit. In white people's mind its like this "Yea we're equal, AS LONG AS YOUR RACE IS AT THE BOTTOM" HOW LONG IS IT GOING TO TAKE FOR NIGGAS TO UNDERSTAND THE GAMEEEEE AND HOW IT'S PLAYED!!!
LetsGetIt's picture

I can't BELIEVE how RACIST

I can't BELIEVE how RACIST YOU PEOPLE are (with that attitude...Whites will never accept you or give you a good job....smh).........
Jesus H. Christ's picture

still waiting for the first

still waiting for the first black president.
wildlife's picture

Ok....lol

Ok....lol
star's picture

The newest form of

The newest form of institutional racism out there is from communities who hire their own and keep their own in companies they have no ownership in, which are Latinos. This white Tea Party, anti-immigrant sentiment is a result of whole industries "hiring safe, subservient, immigrant connected communities" who flipped the script, and lock whites and blacks out of companies. So the reverse racism complaints are from entitled whites who quietly let Latinos in, and once they infiltrated and moved up, they hired their own and locked everyone out. So out of work whites and blacks who are citizens, and low-to-moderately skilled aren't seeing a job because illegal and legal latinos will keep them in the family. The new form of institutionalized racism is here.
BealieveIt's picture

So Freaking True!

So Freaking True!
star's picture

Very true, but arent the only

Very true, but arent the only ones. Caribbeans and africans are trying to take every job in corporate america for their own, eventhough we american blacks marched and died for blacks to have the right to those jobs. They have no shame when they come in and work hard to get every american black fired, and then hire their unqualified, lazy, no count countrymen. And if the american black entertainment community doesn't support their own american black community more, they are going to take every entertainment job too. This is how the ingrates repay us for welcoming them into our black american home.
cassandra29's picture

People come to this country

People come to this country because it's better than where they came from. The Caribbeans and africans you speak of WORK HARD (your words)...period. Some "unqualified, lazy, no count" blacks get hired and have the nerve to get mad when they do get their jobs taken. The black entertainment community you speak of...lets use Kings of Comedy for example, know just how "unqualified, lazy and no count" and "nigga" can be: 'when black people take a break, we do JUST THAT, we BREAK!'. It was funny on tv (coming from black americans), but you have an issue when someone WORKS HARD and gets the job....Nothing is free and I guarantee you nothing was handed to them. And if you're even capable of it, maybe you should work just as hard or harder to succeed the way those Caribbeans and Africans you speak of do. A big problem with some blacks, is that they think EVERYTHING should be handed to them- too unqualified, no count and lazy to do something with/for themselves. Credit looks like shit but think they should have a 2 story house with a picket fence and a luxary car in the garage. Care more about their appearance than raising their kids with dignity and respect, but think they should have all these scholarships for college...IF they even finish! Have a horrible attitude or just flat out unprofessional and complain about having to work, but think they should be hired first for a job with benefits and EXPECT promotions!!! Be accountable grown people. You're a prime example of why she highlighted what Obama said...stop using racism as an excuse
NIKKOLE143X's picture

I can attest that many

I can attest that many immigrant communities have the most corrupt run businesses with horrible customer service. I've witnessed this with my own eyes, and I witnessed them hire their lazy incompetent relatives in businesses they don't own . Hard work my azz! Shady business, yes much! Obama doesn't see the knife coming in his back, but he gives this lame speech.
BealieveIt's picture

Fool your extremely ignorant

Fool your extremely ignorant response only proved that you have no COMPREHENSION/ANALYZATION skills. The only thing that foreign blacks work hard on is stabbing black americans in the back for trusting them. That's it. Where was your sorry foreign butt about 50 years ago when ALL BLACKS IN AMERICA WERE in the kitchens and cotton fields? Why didn't you come up here BEFORE WE WORKED HARD, marched and died for all blacks in america to get equal opportunity. Why didn't your sorry self come up here then, and PROVE you didnt get your little job for OUR WORK. OUR WORK FOOL GOT YOU EVERY LITTLE THING YOU HAVE IN AMERICA. White folks own everything in your black country. EVERY THING! Before the white man came you ALL LIVED IN SHACKS, AND MOST OF YOU STILL DO IN YOUR HOME COUNTRIES WITH YOUR LAZY AZZ. Instead of demanding that the rich white man who owns your black country, GIVE YOU FAIR WAGES, AND BENEFITS, YOU COME TO AMERICA TO STEAL WHAT THE BLACK AMERICAN MARCHED AND DIED FOR. Go home and prove that you're so intelligent and hard working, and die and march and demand white folks to do right by you. Until you do that, you aint sh8t and deserve no respect. AND STOP COMING UP HERE JUST TO SLING DRUGS, AND THEN THINK WE DONT KNOW THAT YOU DIDNT GET WHAT YOU HAVE FROM AN HONEST DAY OF WORK.
cassandra29's picture

I've heard many graduation

I've heard many graduation speeches, and Obama's speech didn't add anything new to what this generation have to face with the depreciation of degrees, student loan debts, and uncertainty. I would have liked to hear more about new enterprising economies from young people outside of the race talk. Morehouse should have saved their speech money.
BealieveIt's picture

Maybe if FAR more Black folks

Maybe if FAR more Black folks would pursue degrees in fields like the Sciences, Engineering, Math, Technology, in the Medical Profession, this wouldn't have to be the case. #STEMdegrees
PinkRose's picture

Totally agree...or if they

Totally agree...or if they would just go to school and FINISH period. We live in a world today where you NEED a degree. I wonder if these people complaining have degrees or if their kids have degrees and who, if any, were considered first in their family to go to college. The topic of EDUCATION is more important than the topic of RACE. Slavery is history. Dont forget it, but def. don't stay stuck in that time. smh
NIKKOLE143X's picture

wRONG! EVERY SINCE THE

wRONG! EVERY SINCE THE asians were brought to america in large numbers to work in the tech community they have been working hard to relieve every american, black and white, of their tech jobs. that is not to say that you shouldn't get a tech degree, but dont expect pay over $50K, and dont expect it to be easy to keep or get a job. the worse thing that happened to the american workforce is immigration. some white guys are telling me that ignorant mexicans are running around claiming to be better than they are, because these businesses are giving mexicans so many jobs that white and black americans used to have. if romney had got in office, he said he was going to close our borders and restore the AMERICAN workforce, but blacks and others were more concerned with voting for gayness, and welcoming all, than their own well being.
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wow and you believe "some

wow and you believe "some white guys"lol. IF you think romney would have gave a damn about our black asses or even the poor whites hispanics whatever. You are sadly mistaken. They will say anything to get you to turn on your own kind which is not a problem for you.
ICtoo's picture

asians brought to america??

asians brought to america?? how did they come??? on a boat??? you sound ridiculous.
wildlife's picture

Actually, there is a career

Actually, there is a career "import" of Asian for IT and medical industries, particularly Indians who are highly trained in their own nations. The sad part, since I worked with many of them, some employers want them on working visas. Once they become citizens, some were put out of their jobs. It's a hustle and hell for all young people, but Obama had to drum up that same message. Mobile is used as the majority internet connection for blacks. There's opportunity for black entrepreneurs in business, art, and technology to capitalize on that. But noooooooooo...Obama had to be stuck on the stupid past speeches of others!
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Immigration actually came to

Immigration actually came to my work place and swore them in as citizens in a mass group of hundreds in our cafeteria, and they didnt even have to go to the immigration office! Quite frankly I didnt find them that technically gifted, BUT instead of going home to take care of their families, like normal workers at 5pm, them fools would stay at work all night and the next day with no break. That is not progress. Working hard and being a fool is 2 different things.
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I'm all for STEM and STEAM

I'm all for STEM and STEAM (Agriculture) degrees, but the point is the US education infrastructure has failed their students. I worked in university recruiting and Chinese, African, and Indian students with STEM degrees are coming from their home countries more advanced and prepared. Honestly, when it comes to technology, I don't think college degrees are creating the innovators. My Indian friends graduated looking for jobs. It's America's infrastructure in education that has done more if a disservice.
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The "A" stands for

The "A" stands for Arts--infusing the arts into science.
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If you really understand the

If you really understand the U.S. food system, you'd know that agriculture knowledge especially sustainable, is a MAJOR necessity. Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer, and Hypertension aren't rampant for nothing!
BealieveIt's picture

I've heard many graduation

I've heard many graduation speeches, and Obama's speech didn't add anything new to what this generation have to face with the depreciation of degrees, student loan debts, and uncertainty. I would have liked to hear more about new enterprising economies from young people outside of the race talk. Morehouse should have saved their speech money.
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U never hear American Indians

U never hear American Indians bitch & moan (we/they had it worse than anyone).........
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How do you know if they bitch

How do you know if they bitch or moan? Have you talked to them? Are you around them? Do you only hear and listen to what you see on TV or blogs. The American Indians have it bad, and, yes, they have it real bad, but they are some of the most racist people on the planet against blacks. They, like many oppressed people line up with white supremacy. They are complacent and allow the white man to keep his feet on their necks. I know because I used to work at many of their Indian health clinics. BTW, so what if they don't whine? WITF is that supposed to mean and why are black people supposed to do about it?
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The same finger/accusation

The same finger/accusation you're making at the NA's is the same one you need to make about blacks. Listen to how you speak about NA's...listen to how you speak about Obama, and he's black!...listen to how you speak about whites. Blacks are so racist, it's holding them back. Slavery is apart of us, but does not define us- if that was the case we would be allowing ourselves to be in that very same position. With that being said, some blacks "are complacent and allow the white man to keep his feet on their necks". I'm referring to some blacks that CHOOSE food stamps and section 8, over working hard to do better for themselves. I know you know 1, I can think of at least 3 off top! This was Obama's point, and like most comments HE WAS NOT REFERRING TO ALL BLACKS. Blacks are not the only culture that deals with racism and for some reason a lot believe we kind of own the right to say that- and that's his point, and all goes back to you saying "they are complacent and allow the white man to keep his feet on their necks"
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Thank you! If more Black

Thank you! If more Black Americans knew more about the prosperous All Black Towns in Oklahoma, and how they were formed after slavery, they'd never want to acknowledge or claim Native American blood. And yes, NA's do b*tch and moan, and so do entitled whites. Obama's graduation speech was average.
BealieveIt's picture

Which part of the word "We"

Which part of the word "We" don't you understand
Jesus H. Christ's picture

How many times are we going

How many times are we going to blame racism for our individual actions? When we comment crimes, it isn't because our race, we chose to do that. When people pumped the inner cities with drugs and guns, we could have said no. How long are we going to ride the pity party of I'm doing stupid things because of my plight in this world. Just own up to your dirt, and deal with it. GOD isn't going to excuse anyone for committing crimes,etc, because their plight in the world. People do things because they want to. If you are a grown man, and you want someone to excuse your actions, while you continue to do stupid things, than you are not a real man. And let's not say, but the plight of the black man is x,y,z, when there are people around the world that are living in far worse conditions, but donot commit crimes, and take responsibilities for their actions.

Blacks are not harping on

Blacks are not harping on racism. You need to focus on the Tea Party and Sarah Palins of this world who complain more than anyone. Obama's speech could have been stronger, and not standard. Ellen DeGeneres gave a more uplifting and inspiring graduation speech.
BealieveIt's picture

Did any of you listen to the

Did any of you listen to the man's entire speech or just the few words Natasha posted???!! That damn man did not just say some lame shit like "Stop crying racism or its no excuse". He spoke the gambit about the struggles of being black and educated in America even from his own personal experiences as a black man. This is why I can't continue to come on here because its too many mindless kids, comprehension challenged people, trolls and blatant mental cases using this blog to further their hate against black people, especially black women. Over it.
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